Sunnybank State High School

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Principal's Welcome

Three reasons to choose Sunnybank State High School

  1. Extensive history of academic and sporting success
  2. Extended science and athletic programs
  3. Innovative teachers, strong relationships, caring and supportive student programs ​

School Information

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Sunnybank State High School is a high-achieving and vibrant school, rich in tradition with an outstanding reputation for success. Our motto, ‘Many ways to excellence’, reflects our commitment to quality education by ensuring that every child is improving and achieving. 

We offer a diverse range of opportunities and educational experiences designed to empower each student to thrive and achieve across a range of sporting, cultural, vocational and academic pursuits. Our accredited International Student Program offers outstanding education opportunities to students from around the world.

As a school community, we lay strong foundations that shape our students as proud ambassadors. Our values of respect, responsibility and readiness are the pillars that unite us and guide our behaviours and actions. We hold high expectations and enact high standards to ensure we can achieve our personal best.​

Contact details


Homestay* enables EQI students to truly experience Australia's famous lifestyle.

By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment. International students often develop lasting friendships with their homestay families.

  • Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities
  • Host families are carefully selected from within the school community and undergo a police check as required by Queensland law

Standard Homestay fees have been set and these are listed on the EQI program fees page.

Read more about accommodation and welfare.

* Students enrolled in Primary School must live with a parent or close relative as defined by the Australian Immigration Regulations.

University or vocational pathways

  • Access to specialist personal and career development programs
  • Early entry to Brisbane universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes
  • Scholarship application support
  • University experience days for all year levels
  • TAFE Queensland and university joint programs and direct entry​

School facilities

  • Auditorium 
  • Performance areas
  • Sports hall for badminton, basketball and table tennis
  • Gymnasium 
  • Athletics facilities
  • Close proximity to major ​​​transport routes​

Extracurricular activities

  • Student leadership activities (conferences, camps, programs and student roles)
  • Instrumental music 
  • Science, astronomy, rocketry programs and crystal growing competition 
  • Public speaking
  • Duke of Edinburgh award
  • Sports development​

Holiday adventure programs

EQI Holiday Adventure Programs are an exciting and safe way for International Students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

There's an EQI adventure to suit every taste - from visiting city landmarks and riding camels on an unforgettable Australian 'outback' adventure, to exploring ancient rainforests and swimming with turtles off Queensland's pristine white sand beaches.

All EQI Holiday Adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified Queensland Government teachers and staff to ensure student safety. These programs are open to international students enrolled in an EQI high school, and additional fees apply. To find out more visit the holiday programs page


  • ​Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Japanese

Special programs

  • ​Mathematics extension
  • Science extension program and science expo
  • Individualised support for state and national athletes
  • Sports excellence; track and field
  • Music with specialist instructors
  • Early Childhood and Community Studies
  • Track and field excellence program
  • Drama, fashion and creative arts
  • Film and new media
  • Extensive vocational education certificate program
  • Industrial Technology and Design


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

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Last reviewed 10 August 2017
Last updated 10 August 2017